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and expanding recreational access to the nanticoke river and broad creek. we're connecting delaware city to chesapeake city and extending the milford riverwalk. in dover, we are expanding the capitol city trail along the st. jones river. the delaware bayshore initiative is protecting the thousand acre marsh and expanding the ted harvey wildlife area. projects like these improve our quality of life and make our state a magnet for talented workers. communities attract business investment by being vibrant with recreation and culture, and also by being safe. the delaware state police and their colleagues from wilmington and new castle county are working with attorney general biden to reduce violent crime in the city of wilmington. those efforts include intelligence gathering, targeted investigations, and an emphasis on ensuring that our most violent offenders are off the street. last year, i authorized six new state troopers from the violent crime fund to focus on the violent gangs and drug- trafficking groups that commit the majority of homicides in delaware. this year, i propose funding fo
, colleagues and city colleagues, mayor vincent gray from our neighbors and new columbia. [laughter] ambassadors, members of fema of these united states. [applause] katie o'malley and the men and women of the maryland general assembly, there is more that unites us than divides us. this year, one of those things is the mighty, mighty baltimore ravens. [cheers and applause] my goodness. also bipartisan agreement. look, all of us are familiar with the ravens story, but their are also a number of remarkable people who are with us. i want to share a few of their stories with all of you. first, one of our nation's leading minds and most prominent advocates of science, technology, and engineering, math and education, some of you know them as a member of the school state board. later this week president obama will be awarding him the national medal of science for his achievement in physics. dr. james gates. [applause] two years ago, and that just two years ago, this woman has turned around a workplace into a full-time job. please welcome janice in caroline county and melissa jones harris. [
, and this company is now committed to the electric city. should be attracting.[applause] as part of this new program, we'll also ensure that students at the high schools in great falls can graduate with the certificates that will make them attractive candidates for these great jobs. not only is that better jobs, but it's better schools, too. i've pledged to bring a more effective government to montana and we're doing that already, as well. for the first time ever, montana's checkbook will be online. [applause] we'll have a searchable database so that any montanan -- or anyone in the world, for that matter -- can look at how we are spending the taxpayers' money. it's the right thing to do and it'll lead to a more effective government. while there are some things i can accomplish without your active engagement and partnership, there are other areas where we need each other if we are going to make progress. crafting a budget is one of those areas where we need each other. montana is the envy of other states -- our unemployment is lower and our economy sounder. while nearly every other state's budget is
sales tax code in every city in which she does business. thankfully, she was willing to lend her time and expertise last year when i convened a task force of retailers, business owners, and tax experts to offer recommendations on how we can simplify our tax system. linda is here today. linda, please stand. we are all grateful for your tireless efforts. [applause]but we must do more than simply think our small business owners. we can adopt concrete steps outlined by linda and senate majority leader john macomb-ish. steps that will simplify our tax code, remove one more barrier to economic growth. and make arizona even more competitive. while we take these important steps to boost our economy, we cannot forget the most fundamental and lasting key to arizona's competitiveness, our schools. first, we have a responsibility to make certain our children have a safe place to learn. the massacre at sandy hook elementary was in unimaginable. we must take commonsense steps to lessen the likelihood of a similar tragedy striking arizona, while resisting the urge to turn our schools into a fortress
talked ourselves. as our beautiful city was named the no. 1 tourist destination in the world. representing the charleston area is helen hill. the citizens of charleston deserve a round of applause. [applause] i am also of the mind that when any south carolinian succeeds it is a great day in south carolina. we should be proud of a great friend to the state, dr. louis. in 1985 he found -- and his successes and contributions have not gone unnoticed. this past year the united states department of commerce gave him an award as the nation's small business person of the year. congratulations. [applause] if the companies represented here tonight chose south carolina to be their home is a tribute to the state we have right now, we can absolutely do more. we will do more because none of us should be satisfied until every person in south carolina has the opportunity to find work. first we cannot rest on our morals when it comes to our tax rate. you have all heard me say that south carolina needs to reduce its tax burden never has that been more important than now. citizens are opening t
standalone veterans home in northern nevada to complement the veteran's home in boulder city.[applause] these resources will help ensure that our service members receive the benefits they deserve. we owe the men and women who serve our country nothing less than total victory. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, by doing all of these things, we are laying the groundwork for the future of our children and their families. they are the foundation of my budget and will continue to be the primary focus of my administration. my executive budget that will be transmitted to the legislature tonight represents general fund spending of approximately 6.5 billion dollars for the next two years -- which is a modest increase over my last budget. caseload growth in health and human services drives much of this increase. my commitment to k-12 education has also increased spending for our schools. but we must only allow for growth that our fragile economic recovery can bear. in this budget, we've reduced the tax burden on local businesses, we've addressed increasing caseloads and we've begun to di
community college in the tri cities that will be directly tied to advanced manufacturing in the region. the budget also allows for a much-needed multi- purpose classroom and lab building at nashville state community college as it continues to grow exponentially in middle tennessee. another constant theme we heard in our statewide discussions is that there is no substitute for direct and timely communication and cooperation between businesses and educational institutions. i am really excited about a new state-of-the-art technology center in smyrna that represents a unique public- private partnership with nissan. the center won't only be committed to training employees to work at nissan but will teach the skills that other area businesses need as well. this project is exactly what we need to be doing across the state to directly link tennesseans to high quality jobs by being deliberate in providing relevant training for those jobs. [applause] and there are other good things happening in tennessee in this regard, such as, the degree compass program at austin peay university. this program
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